Hyman Collection


Dr. Harold M. Hyman

Dr. Harold M. Hyman

Biography | Books by Dr. Hyman | About the Collection | Finding Aid (coming soon)

Dr. Harold M. Hyman received his Ph.D. in History from Columbia University in 1952. He has held teaching positions at Earlham College, Arizona State University,UCLA, the University of Illinois, and was Rice University’s William P. Hobby Professor of History from 1968 – 1996. Dr. Hyman’s scholarly interests include U.S. Constitutional and Legal History and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. Dr. Hyman has been a Ford Foundation Fellow, a Senior Fulbright Lecturer, an Organization of American Historians Lecturer, judge for the Pulitzer, Littleton-Griswold (AHA), and other prizes, NEH reviewer, and past president of the American Society for Legal History. He has also worked closely with the Texas Bar Association’s Law-Related Education Project, and served on several professional societies’ committees.

Books by Dr. Hyman include:

Era of the Oath: Northern Loyalty Tests During the Civil War and Reconstruction
To Try Men’s Souls: Loyalty Tests in American History
Stanton: The Life and Times of Lincoln’s Secretary of War
The Radical Republicans and Reconstruction, 1861-1870
A More Perfect Union: The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on the Constitution
Equal Justice Under Law: Constitutional History, 1833-1880
Character and Craftsmanship: A History of Houston’s Vinson & Elkins Law Firm, 1917-1990s Reconstruction File
The Reconstruction Justice of Salmon P. Chase: In re Turner and Texas v. White

The Collection

The Hyman Collection at the John B. Coleman Library includes journal articles, manuscripts, scholarly reprints, newspaper clippings, historic election results, and quotations related to Dr. Hyman’s research interests that have been collected throughout his distinguished career. Major topics in the collection include Police Powers, Reformers, Reconstruction, Urban War Powers, and Constitutional Law. The collection’s inventory provides a detailed contents list. The collection is housed in the Reference Department on the first floor of the Library.

Patrons interested in accessing the collection should consult the finding aid or contact the Reference staff at (936) 261-1535 or via email – AskaLibrarian@pvamu.edu. The collection may be photocopied at 10 cents per page, or used in the library, but will not be loaned out. The collection may be accessed at any time during regular library hours.

File Box 1: Constitutional Amendments and Legal History 
File Box 2: Constitutional Law
File Box 3: Constitutional Law
File Box 4: U. S. History
File Box 5: U. S. History
File Box 6: The Civil War and Reconstruction
File Box 7: The Civil War and Reconstruction

File Box 8: The Civil War and Reconstruction
File Box 9: The Civil War and Reconstruction
File Box 10: The Post-Reconstruction Era
File Box 11: The Progressive Era
File Box 12: The Progressive Era
File Box 13: U.S. General and Urban History
File Box 14: War Powers